My new `67 Imperial Crown Coupe!

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  1. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    There are 6 1035 bulbs back there that all run through the turn signal switch. I don’t know exactly how much current runs to the headlights but wouldn’t the demand be The same out back?
     
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    Excellent article and thank you for the link!
     
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    I would bet that the brake light bulb current draw is lower than the headlights, unless you have LED headlights. Modern day cars use halogen or higher current draw illumination devices.
    Regardless, this modification is wise, as turn signal switches are evolving into unobtanium, and rapidly...
     
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    The demand to the rear will be lower. Depending on the wattage of each headlight, a 55w bulb will draw 4.6 amps each. A 8w bulb is only drawing .67amps. If the tail lamps are 8w they would pull about as much as one headlight bulb.

    Watts to amps (A) conversion calculator
     
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    MarPar Meat Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I tell ya what, Scotty...electrical is like voodoo for me, but that actually made sense. :thankyou:
     
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    Every time this post gets bumped, I think Matt bought another coupe!
     
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    You just never know!:lol:
    So over the past couple of weeks(little at a time) I added a factory option that it wasn’t born with.:)
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    Nicely done. Did you have to drill any holes or where they already there? I don't recall if it was an option on my 300, if so I have no idea where or what the release looked like.
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I would think it was available on the 300 Mike and it was probably identical to the ‘67. The only hole I had to drill was the one in the glove box. What I didn’t already have was obtained from my good friend Murray Park and at this point I probably have another complete set-up that I’ve gathered since then.
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    If it is the same for the 300, set it aside for me. This probably won't surprise you.:)
     
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    No it doesn’t Mike!:thumbsup: See if your trunklid has that hole like in the second pic above.
     
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    What are you asking for your other one,, Matt?
     
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    I'm glad to see you keeping at it after all this time. Seeing everything you do crammed together makes me feel like a slouch all my life. :thumbsup:

    BTW... looks like you even used the correct clip on the trunk hinge. Now that's class. No zip tie
     
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    Looks like it was definitely an option.
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    I am curious where does your set up get its vacuum from and is there a small tank involved.
     
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    Yes, vacuum operated. I had to T off the supply for the heater controls to an added reservoir in between the right front wheelhouse and the radiator core support.
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks for the inspiration Matt, already talked to Murray, and he has a full setup.

    I will get the power passenger base restored and installed, which I got from you last year, hopefully completed this winter also.

    This will give me plenty to do this winter. I won't need to work on that other item, until maybe next year, when I have all the parts. :poke:
     
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    On my 66 NY'er there was a soup can like tank at the back of the intake manifold. I do have a trunk release switch if anyone is interested. For Sale - Vacuum Trunk Release Switch Sorry for the hijack Matt.
     
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